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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) August 20, 2019 – In 2017 three dogs attacked a 5-year-old boy in Manor, Texas. Although surgeons did save his damaged arm, he must have continuous medical care. Three dogs dragged the 5-year-old victim down the street before his mother could interrupt the attack. The boy was taken to the hospital to attend to his arm. As of 2019, despite saving the arm, the now 7-year-old requires continued medical care. At trial, the Travis County Judge, sentenced the dog’s owner, a 45-year-old man from Del Valle, to three years in jail for negligently failing to […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) August 9, 2019 – Florida lawmakers could soon approve a bill that cracks down on a broad range of distracted driving activities including applying makeup, interacting with a pet or holding a cellphone while behind the wheel. Senator Wilton Simpson introduced legislation that aims to classify texting while driving and other forms of distracted driving as a primary offense in the state. If it is approved, police officers would be allowed to pull over and ticket a driver for distracted driving without the necessity of a prior reason. Although texting while driving is currently illegal […]


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Los Angeles, CA (Law Firm Newswire) August 14, 2019 – J&Y Law Firm would like to congratulate Sabah Azam for winning the Fall 2019 Scholarship. The goal of the scholarship is to support high school seniors and college students who are committed to serving their communities by pledging to abstain from distracted driving. The scholarship contestants must write a 500 to 1,000 word response to one of the two following questions: How have you actively abstained from distracted driving and how do you plan on continuing to do so while you are at college? Have you ever seen your friends […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) August 13, 2019 – In 2017 three dogs attacked a 5-year-old boy in Manor, Texas. Although surgeons did save his damaged arm, he must have continuous medical care. It started as a relatively normal day until three dogs dragged the 5-year-old victim down the street before the mother could interrupt the attack. The boy was taken to the hospital to attend to his arm. As of 2019, despite saving the arm, the now 7-year-old requires continued medical care. At trial, the Travis County Judge, sentenced the dog’s owner, a 45-year-old man from Del Valle, to […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) August 2, 2019 – A Clay County, Florida area woman was killed when her car left the road and crashed violently after she fell asleep behind the wheel. The 30-year-old mother of five children was driving home from work around 8 a.m. when the accident occurred. Her husband said that she had worked two back to back overnight shifts as a registered nurse in the cardiac unit of Saint Vincent’s South hospital, in Jacksonville. “It is an absolute tragedy that this woman will not be coming home to her family. Driving while tired is a […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) July 31, 2019 – A Fort Lauderdale woman has been left in a continuous vegetative state after she was hit by a car while operating a Lime motorized scooter. Her family is suing Lime for damages. This particular case is only one of many recent accidents for Lime scooter riders. The twenty-eight-year-old woman was riding one of Lime’s scooters home from work when she was struck by a car. She suffered a traumatic brain injury which required intense surgery to remove a part of her skull to relieve swelling and pressure. She was not wearing […]


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Los Angeles, CA (Law Firm Newswire) July 31, 2019 – J&Y Law is pleased to announce it has achieved a $1 million settlement on behalf of a client in connection with a motorcycle accident fatality. The Backdrop On July 3, 2017, our client’s (Rosa Velez) husband (Pablo Rosa-Velez), was traveling east on Main Street on a motorcycle. Defendant Number 1 was exiting a driveway and made a left turn to head west on Main Street. As Defendant Number 1 entered the eastbound lanes of Main Street, Mr. Rosa-Velez collided with the side of Defendant Number 1’s vehicle. Mr. Velez sustained […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) July 17, 2019 – Workplace accidents do not always take place on construction sites. They also happen in hospitals and other medical facilities. It is a reality that not a lot of people are familiar with, nurses frequently experience workplace injuries. While working in a hospital setting, nurses often endure kicking, spitting, shoving and verbal abuse. Unfortunately, this is the daily reality for many nurses across the United States and Texas — roughly half of the RNs that report for duty have faced physical violence during their careers. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) July 24, 2019 – Recent data shows that accidents in parking lots are increasing in both frequency and severity. This is also true in the Tampa Bay area. In fact, last year, Florida saw 32 fatal accidents in parking lots. Around 7,000 people reported injuries. In Tampa Bay, these accidents were up 16 percent with 5,600 reported incidents, more than accidents involving alcohol, motorcycles and pedestrians combined. Those numbers are startling. The majority of these accidents occurred at the International Mall in Tampa and Tampa International Airport. “Distracted driving may account for much of the […]


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Pennsauken, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) July 22, 2019 – An employee may take leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) or request a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), but the employee must make a valid request for FMLA leave or an ADA accommodation. James Dallefeld filed a workers’ compensation claim for a knee injury, and his employer, The Clubs at River City (The Clubs), terminated him shortly thereafter. He filed a suit claiming violations of the FMLA and ADA. The Clubs filed a motion for summary judgment (summary dismissal). A key issue on the […]


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Mount Pleasant, SC (Law Firm Newswire) July 15, 2019 – Noted personal injury attorney Nathan Hughey of the Hughey Law Firm in Mount Pleasant has recently received his eighth-consecutive AV rating in Legal Ability and Ethical Standards from Martindale Hubbell, the legal industry’s leading attorney directory. Among lawyers, a top rating from Martindale Hubbell is a true mark of achievement. The AV rating is the “gold standard” of the legal profession. Lawyers rely on it to identify and reward the best among them. Because Martindale Hubbell issues its rankings based on input from lawyers and clients, Nathan’s AV rating serves […]


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Pennsauken, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) July 15, 2019 – A coalition of labor advocacy groups in New Jersey released a report raising concerns about the treatment of warehouse workers and working conditions at Amazon and other large retailers. Thousands of employees work in New Jersey at dozens of warehouse distribution centers. Amazon operates many of the warehouses, but other retailers, like Costco and Office Depot, have centers across the state. With New Jersey’s ports and easy access to New York City’s large consumer market, the warehouse distribution sector continues to grow. Concerns about the safety and treatment of workers at […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) July 10, 2019 – A wrongful death lawsuit may be filed as a result of a number of different types of accidents. A wrongful death suit may be filed after a death in a car accident that resulted from a collision involving an allegedly drunk driver. A civil lawsuit is typically filed after the criminal case is handled. In a recent collision, two sisters, 16 and 18-years-old, were killed in their Honda sedan after it was hit by a Dodge pickup on I-35 between Austin and San Antonio. The wreck happened at about 9:20 p.m. […]


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Pennsauken, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) July 02, 2019 – More than fifty employees at an Amazon fulfillment center in Robbinsville, New Jersey, were injured when an automated robot punctured a can of bear repellant spray. Twenty-four of those who were hurt were hospitalized and one woman was critically injured. The incident occurred on the third floor of the sprawling Amazon facility, which measures 1.3 million square feet. Hundreds of people work at the warehouse during a normal shift. When the spray, which contained a concentrated form of capsaicin, the substance that gives hot chili peppers their spice, was punctured its […]


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Charleston, SC (Law Firm Newswire) July 1, 2019 – Local attorney Nathan Hughey and the firm he founded, Hughey Law Firm, are proud to announce they have recovered $120 million in jury verdicts and settlements since the firm’s founding in 2007. This astounding tally reflects the firm’s growing and well-earned reputation for tackling the most complex personal injury matters on behalf of some of the Palmetto State’s most catastrophically injured citizens. It is a milestone few law firms ever reach, much less in just 12 years. How They Did It When Nathan Hughey founded Hughey Law Firm in 2007, he […]


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Corona, CA (Law Firm Newswire) June 24, 2019 – After the contested death of a nonverbal individual left a community reeling, personal injury and wrongful death attorney Eric Traut of Traut Firm has insight into the steps that the family must take in order to get the available evidence from the Costco retail security cameras before it is too late. In April, Traut was able to obtain previously shielded retail footage by court order from a home improvement store following the life-altering injury of an employee resulting in a unanimous verdict on behalf of the person who was injured. The […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) June 20, 2019 – Knowing which breeds of dogs are considered to be a high risk for biting is something people choosing what type of dog they want must consider, particularly if they have children, plan to have children or take their dog places where there are children. A recent study revealed that in fact some dog breeds bite more frequently than others. The study identified the physical traits and breeds that tend to bite, most often the face, resulting in severe injuries. “It’s good information to have,” stated Austin dog bite attorney Brooks Schuelke, […]


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Pennsauken, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) June 18, 2019 – A New Jersey woman has recently been awarded a $1.6 million jury verdict due to injuries she sustained in a rear end automobile accident. The collision occurred in 2013 when a negligent driver crashed into the rear of the plaintiff’s vehicle. Despite the relatively minor damage to the vehicles, the impact nonetheless caused the plaintiff significant injuries, requiring treatment for years and culminating in surgery to her cervical spine. The plaintiff was represented by the attorneys at Petrillo & Goldberg Law, with offices throughout New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Attorney Scott M. […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) June 13, 2019 – Traumatic brain injury researchers are constantly searching for new ways to help treat brain damage. Yet another discovery may help TBI victims – Xenon gas, a human anesthetic with few side effects. A new study has shown promising results for preventing cognitive damage after a traumatic brain injury (TBI). While the study involves mice, it may well have significant ramifications for humans. Xenon gas, an anesthetic drug, apparently prevents long-term cognitive impairment, protects against brain tissue degeneration and increases life expectancy in the wake of a TBI in mice. In fact, […]


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Philadelphia, PA (Law Firm Newswire) June 6, 2019 – A Philadelphia jury awarded more than $80 million to a 75-year-old woman in a transvaginal mesh lawsuit against Ethicon, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ). The verdict was delivered in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas on May 17, 2019 and also included $50 million in punitive damages. MyPhillyLawyer, a Philadelphia-based personal injury law firm, worked on the case in collaboration with attorneys at Kline & Specter. The verdict marked the eighth time a Philadelphia jury has awarded substantial damages to a plaintiff in a defective mesh case. “Knowing […]


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